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Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 22:41

Jimbob - thanks for the reminder!  I must start my training soon.  Long ultras are more mental than physical.  You have to believe you can do the distance.  Most people do not run them even-paced or even run the whole lot at all.  It's a matter of constantly making forward progress, not dithering at checkpoints, and running well when you can.  You have to sort out comfortable kit and your nutrition.  I usually use marathons or short ultras as training runs rather than specifically go out of my door and run 60 miles (which I did do once).

brer - not sure what map you mean.  I haven't had an email recently.  The course looks like about 60 miles of typical arduous coast path running I expect with hundreds of steps and slopes which may or may not be muddy and then a mostly road section across the peninsular to get back to the start.  What similar events have you done?

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 00:08

Wow.  Completed the South Wales Velothon today.  140km including two severe hills but the rest mostly flat. 6h08.  Any cyclists out there?  The story of my day is moderately amusing.  I know nothing to do with SNOD marathon or even running.

My next race is the rather scary Snowdonia Trail marathon in July.  And then the even more scary 75-mile Pen Llyn ultra (two nights' camping booked and train tickets bought).

Chimney - if you're struggling to do 1:50 for a 10K something very serious must have happened to you!  I take you mean 0:50??

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 00:42

Nice to see you back, jason.  Will do.  

Really looking forward to meeting folks from this thread again (and even staying with some of you ).

South Wales velothon on Sunday (140km).  A new venture for me.  Not sure what to expect, but hopefully not another broken collarbone!

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 19:05

Very quiet on here.  You're either doing a lot of training and having no time to post or not training (I suspect the latter ...)

I've had 'stomach problems' for well over and week and not running or going out on my bike at the moment.  Feel very washed out. 

Any good race reports or interesting training runs?

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 18:57

The Single


  • mr panad


  • brer rabbit
  • An Other Half
  • Dennis Hussey
  • DG76   1st SNOD
  • Hobie 1495
  • jason d
  • Jimbob987  1st SNOD
  • John Bach
  • massive
  • Meadower
  • Mr K
  • M Tri
  • Munchkin2
  • Peter John Lewis
  • Reydon Rover
  • Run Jono
  • Running Wild 2014
  • Sir John a Lot
  • Sorequads
  • Steve Taylor 1969
  • stilldreaming

The Double

  • BritNick
  • Chimney
  • McHilly
  • The Lazy Greyhound
  • T Rex
  • Ultra Disco Stu

The SNOD ultra runnig thread

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 14:46

Impressive.  You make 32M and 40M back-to-backs sound easy!  I couldn't even contemplate doing that.

We could do with a few more nutters like you back on the marathon thread ... 


Just to inspire!

EnduranceLife Coastal Trail Series

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 14:38

Hi Matthew.  I've done a marathon and two ultras with EnduranceLife, but not your one.

Good events for relative newcomers to trail races I would say. Very slick.  Lots of fancy marquees and banners, and branded goods for sale.  Decent technical shirt and one other quality goody (in my experience).  The dog-tag medal is not too wonderful.

You carry a dibber to dib into checkpoints and at the finish and an instant print-out of split times.

By far the best element is you will get an exceptionally well-marked course in some of the UK's most stunning scenery.

The route I have found is often slightly different to the published maps but an accurate map should be available for inspection at the venue.

The courses are quite a bit over length, so take that into consideration!!  The half can be 15 miles and the full 27-28 miles (and don't talk about the ultra, which is the marathon and another loop of the so-called 10K ...)

Often decent camping available at or near the venue.

You will have noticed already that they are expensive!

A pleasant vibe from the events but a little bit too heavily branded for me.

Toenails after marathon

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 00:33

People mention trepanning = trephining which is drilling a hole through the nail to release the pressure of blood underneath but I have not met anyone who has actually done it to themselves.  The nail is usually too sore to do much with.

Most folks resign themselves to black nails which after a few weeks or months eventually grow back.  The big toenails take longest to grow back, even up to a year.

You can try to avoid it happening again by keeping the nails well trimmed (but not too short to avoid ingrowing) and filing the edge so that the nail doesn't catch on the inside of the shoe upper - the usual reason for black nails.  Also try getting shoes with a larger toe box.

London marathon medal: 2016.2 ?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 00:05


Yes, let's have a link to that.  I could do with a laugh!

Anyone running and of the Centurion Running 50's 2016?

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 23:49

I'm not joining you guys until CW which will be my first Centurionrunning 50.  I've done a NDW100 and a DNF at mile 72 of a TP100.

Not sure what time to aim for but should be in 10-11 hour bracket.  My PB is 8:56 but that course only had 3 miles of offroad! (Dingle 50.)  It also had mile markers - unusual - including, disconcertingly, a 50-mile marker and the finish nowhere in sight!

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